Savory Pie Placinta Cu Varza Recipe
Placinta cu varza - a rustic savory pie, technically a huge pan fried Gnocchi, pizza dough stuffed with mashed potatoes or sauerkraut and crisped up to a golden perfection in a cast iron skillet.
Servings 10 people
- 1 batch this rustic Italian pizza dough
- 2 lb sauerkraut drained well (or mashed potatoes)
- 1 yellow onion diced
- 1 tbsp caraway seeds
- 1 tbsp olive oil + more as needed
- 1 bunch dill roughly chopped
- sea salt to taste
- black pepper to taste
Make the pizza dough for Placinta.
Heat up 2 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil in a skillet. Saute the onion with a pinch of sea salt until it starts to get a little color. Stir in the caraway seeds and sauerkraut and cook together for a few minutes until the sauerkraut starts to get a little color as well.
Adjust seasonings to your taste with sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper. Set aside to cool.
Flatten each piece of the pizza dough to 1/2 inch thickness and spoon some of the sauerkraut or mashed potato in the center.
Sprinkle with some of the dill and fold over the edges to cover the filling and create a seal. Flatten down gently using the palm of your hand or a rolling pin.
Preheat a cast iron skillet on medium flame and add a drop of olive oil, just enough to coat the entire surface. Add the pies one at a time and crisp them up on each side until golden brown.
Transfer to a plate and serve hot.
Calories: 36kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 601mg | Potassium: 179mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 26IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg